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Non-Surgical Procedures in Boise, ID


Non-surgical Procedures


Chemical Peels

Epionce Peel System

Formulated to improve the appearance and texture of the skin by increasing cell turnover, the physician-strength Epionce Peel System provides the same corrective benefits as a Jessner's with minimal downtime. There are two parts: sal-e and mal-e. The steps can be used as standalone treatments or together for medical/clinical settings where the medical professional can customize the treatment series to the needs of the patient. The Epionce Peel System improves skin aging, hyperpigmentation, acne and rosacea.

TCA or Phenol Peels

For a deeper peels, Dr. Bailey uses solutions made up of acids (AHAs and TCAs) or phenols.

These peels are helpful for those individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation. They may also remove pre-cancerous skin growths, soften acne facial scars and even control acne.

Your chemical peel can be safely performed in Dr. Bailey's office. Peels can take from 15 minutes to two hours. Dr. Bailey will explain to you the differences between the solutions and will suggest the particular peel that's right for you.

The solution is applied to clean facial skin: either to the entire face or to parts of your face. When using the stronger solutions, Dr. Bailey may apply a petroleum jelly covering to your face first. During a chemical peel, you'll feel a stinging sensation as the peel solution is applied, but this feeling will quickly pass. Some peels require several treatments; the stronger ones usually do not. Sedation may be necessary with the deeper peels.

All chemical peels carry some uncertainty and risk. Chemical peel is normally a safe procedure when it is performed by a qualified, experienced cosmetic surgeon.

Patients who have a TCA peel are advised to avoid sun exposure for several months after treatment to protect the newly formed layers of skin. Even though TCA is milder than phenol, it may also produce some unintended color changes in the skin.

With a phenol peel, the new skin frequently loses its ability to make pigment (that is, tan). This means that not only will the skin be lighter in color, but you'll always have to protect it from the sun. Phenol may pose a special risk for patients with a history of heart disease. It's important that you make your surgeon aware of any heart problems when your medical history is taken.

It is also possible that phenol will cause some undesired cosmetic results, such as uneven pigment changes. Certain modified phenol peels are gentler and may be preferred in some circumstances.


Ultherapy® is the first-ever non-invasive ultrasound device approved for aesthetics, which combines ultrasound imaging with focused ultrasound therapy to provide reliable noninvasive lifting of the skin.

  • This is the first and only energy-based device for aesthetics to receive an indication for lift from the FDA.
  • This is the first and only in-office aesthetics device that enables visualization of tissue beneath the skin's surface, using time-honored ultrasound.
  • This is the first and only non-surgical procedure to be able to focus energy at prescribed depths that enable significant lifting of skin tissue.

Ultherapy is a new category of treatment because it combines visualization beneath the skin's surface and precise delivery of ultrasound energy to reliably and significantly lift the skin and tighten its underlying support.

  • With over 2000 patients treated worldwide, Ultherapy has been shown to produce significant lifting of lax skin.
  • In the pivotal trial, noticeable improvement occurred in nearly 9 out of 10 patients (86 percent) resulting in less hooding or skin laxity on the upper eyelid and a more open, refreshed appearance overall.
  • Study patients noted lifting, tightening and firming in other areas of the face and neck as well, such as the cheeks and along the jawline.
  • Results developed gradually over a 90-day period following treatment and were still noticeable in patients assessed at 10 months after treatment.
  • Ultrasound energy is delivered to desired depths below the surface of the skin, while leaving the top layers including the epidermis completely unaffected.
  • The face and neck procedure triggers the body's natural healing response, resulting in new and improved collagen, which gradually tightens and lifts the skin tissue over time.
  • Regeneration of supportive collagen fibers can help the skin hold up against future gravitational effects.
  • Because it affects the deep layers of tissue, it is compatible with other cosmetic procedures addressing more superficial issues.

Ultherapy is further developing its DeepSEE technology platform for a host of additional applications that are valued by patients and clinicians worldwide.

  • The Ultherapy System affords an incremental measure of control through its imaging and programmable depth of energy deposition that will have relevance to other indications.
  • Additional clinical trials are currently being pursued to leverage the breadth of medical and aesthetic applications for the Ultherapy System.

Ultherapy Fact Sheet

About the Ulthera™ Treatment

  • Ultherapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that uses tried-and-true ultrasound for tightening and lifting lax skin, an inevitable issue and common complaint.
  • Brow descent is one of the first effects of aging on the skin, and clinical studies with Ultherapy have revealed, after just one treatment, a consistent lifting of the brow. This is meaningful because it leads to less eyelid skin laxity and “hooding” of the eye and a more “open” look that contributes to a more refreshed look overall. Surgery is still a viable option, but now not the ONLY option.
  • Patients also reported firming, tightening and actual lifting in other areas of the face and neck. The skin on the cheeks, along the jaw line, and under the chin can be gently shifted back into position in order to create a more defined jawline and more youthful overall contour.
  • Current treatments address forehead, mid-face and/or lower face and neck laxity, with most procedures taking no more than 30-40 minutes.
  • Patients have experienced no downtime related to the procedure. There may be slight blushing or redness for up to 2 hours following treatment, and a small percentage of patients may have slight bruising, which resolves within a couple of weeks following treatment.
  • As with exercising to build muscle, the building of new collagen to tone, tighten and lift the skin occurs gradually over the weeks and months that follow treatment (unlike working out, however, just one or two treatments are required).
  • The creation of new Ultherapy-induced collagen inherently enhances the vitality of the skin.
  • It is anticipated that an annual maintenance treatment may be desired to help keep pace with the aging process.

Who is the Ultherapy Patient?

  • Those not ready for surgery (chronologically, psychologically, economically or logistically)
  • Those wanting to extend the time between surgeries
  • Trendsetters wanting the latest advance in skin rejuvenation
  • Those who want a quick “anytime” procedure
  • Those looking for an entry-level procedure to refresh their appearance
  • Those wanting to “stay ahead of the game” by maintaining healthy collagen

About the Ulthera™ System

  • The Ulthera System utilizes focused ultrasound energy for tightening and actually lifting lax skin without disrupting the surface of the skin.
  • The Ulthera System, combining both ultrasound imaging and ultrasound thermal energy therapy, is in a class of its own—there is no precedent for it in the aesthetics industry.
  • It is the first energy-based device cleared by the FDA with an indication for “lift.”
  • It is the first time medical ultrasound, which physicians and patients have trusted for decades, has been used for a non-invasive aesthetic procedure.
  • Ulthera's DeepSEE™ technology allows physicians in aesthetics, for the first time, to now both see below the surface of the skin and treat the deep support structures of connective tissue below the skin—without surgery.
  • The company has elected to take a methodical approach to placing systems around the country, and our site is one of the first to have the device.

How the DeepSEE™ Technology Works

  • Clinicians first visualize the tissue layers beneath the skin's surface to plan precisely where they will be delivering ultrasound energy.
  • Ultrasound energy is delivered deep below the skin's surface in a significant yet non-invasive way. The nature of “focused” ultrasound is that acoustic energy is benign except at the focal point where sound waves come together. Therefore, superficial layers of skin are not affected and the deeper targeted plane gets a concentrated dose of energy.
  • The sound waves heat the tissue, which in turn initiates the body's natural regenerating response. This results in new and improved collagen support and a gradual lifting, tightening and firming of skin over time.

About Ulthera, Inc.

  • Ulthera, Inc. is a therapeutic ultrasound medical device company serving the $30 billion global aesthetics market.
  • The Company was established by Guided Therapy Systems, LLC, an incubator for innovative ultrasound devices that developed an earlier prototype in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson for liver tumor treatments.
  • Ulthera has been commercially available in Europe and Asia since 2008, in Canada since mid 2009, and in the United States since October 2009 (U.S. FDA clearance in September 2009).

Ulthera and Ultherapy are registered trademarks of Ulthera, Inc. in the United States and various other countries.